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January 19, 2018

Apply for the Buffett Institute's Graduate Student Organized Conference Grant

The Buffett Institute will provide up to $30,000 to fund a graduate student initiated and organized conference. Conferences are on an international or comparative topic with relevance to contemporary political, economic, or social issues. The deadline to apply is April 1.

January 19, 2018

NEXT 2018: Spend a Day Job-Shadowing a Northwestern Alumnus this Spring

Register for the annual Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT) -- a one-day shadowing program that allows current Northwestern students to accompany alumni on the job in an industry of their choice this spring to learn more about different professional fields. Registration runs January 19 through February 6 and accounts take up to 2 business days for approval. Co-sponsored by Northwestern Career Advancement and the Northwestern Alumni Association.

January 19, 2018

Dissertation Proposal Development Program Colloquium

Please join us for the winter quarter Dissertation Proposal Development Program Colloquium on February 21. At this event, 2017 summer participants will discuss their experiences learning research design, implementing interdisciplinary theories and methodologies, and crafting dissertation prospectuses and proposals.

January 18, 2018

WISER Discussion Social

Join WISER for a discussion-based coffee social this month covering the concept of "impostor syndrome"- is it just a cultural myth and obstacle for women to overcome? Or are women on average less self-assured than men?

January 18, 2018

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Town Hall

An online town hall on February 1st will provide an overview of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the information applicants need to submit an application for the 2018 Broad Funding Announcement. Research areas are listed below.

January 18, 2018

Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health

The Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1) Award is now accepting applications for a tentative July 1, 2018 start date.

January 17, 2018

Spotlight on Andreea Micu: Performance Studies Graduate Student and Public Humanities Graduate Assistant

Andreea Micu, a PhD student in the Performance Studies program, is working on a dissertation titled, “Performing the Commons: Urban Insurrection, Aesthetics, and Economic Crisis in the South of Europe.” This year, Andreea was also the Public Humanities Graduate Assistant at the Chicago Humanities Festival, an assistantship supported by The Graduate School, during which a graduate student engages in substantive public humanities projects with mentorship from practitioners at the Chicago Humanities Festival.

January 17, 2018

McKinsey APD Diversity Impact Award

McKinsey APD Diversity Impact Award is for graduate students who identify as Black/African American and/or Hispanic/Latino and who will receive their PhD, Postdoc or MD between May 2019 and December 2020. The deadline is to apply is January 22, 2018.

January 17, 2018

Spotlight on Jaclyn Hugg: Associate Director of Alumni Engagement

“I like to create things essentially from nothing,” Jaclyn says. “I like to lead the way into different areas and figure out solutions to better serve students and alumni.”

January 16, 2018

AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop

Northwestern’s Graduate School and Office of Federal Relations are pleased to invite graduate students in science, technology, engineering, math, and behavioral science fields to apply to participate in the AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop, to be held in Washington DC on March 18-21, 2018.

January 12, 2018

Tango classes Winter Quarter

NuTango is excited to announce a 9-week series of Argentine Tango classes at Northwestern University. Classes are on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM.

January 12, 2018

Multicultural Dialogue Group Applications are now open

Join the Multicultural Dialogue Group this quarter to connect with people from around the globe and different departments.

January 12, 2018

Posse Plus Retreat

Campus Inclusion and Community and the Northwestern Posse Scholars invite you to attend the Posse Plus Retreat, scheduled for April 13-15, 2018 at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin.

January 11, 2018

Queertopia Conference Call for Abstracts

The Queer Pride Graduate Student Association has announced a Call for Abstracts for the 11th annual Queertopia Conference: Queer Community, Queer Care at Northwestern University on April 21.

January 11, 2018

Graduate Student event for Women's Health Research Day

Northwestern graduate students are hosting an event at the State of Illinois building on January 25 from 3 - 6 PM to celebrate not only a new era in scientific research and the progress being made towards meeting women’s health goals, but also bring the real results of this sex-inclusive research to the public.

January 11, 2018

Northwestern Creative Writing Group

The Northwestern Creative Writing Club meets once every 2 weeks (1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month) from 6:30 to 8:30 PM to write creatively in a collegial environment.

January 11, 2018

Public Humanities Graduate Assistantship at the Chicago Humanities Festival

The Public Humanities Graduate Assistantship at the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) is a competitive 6-month opportunity awarded to an outstanding graduate student from Northwestern University.

January 11, 2018

Fellowship Opportunity: The Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Civic Life

The Brady Scholars Program seek four graduate students who will help mentor undergraduates. They offer a total award of $6,000 spread over three years.

January 11, 2018

Graduate Engagement Opportunities (GEO) Practicum

The final deadline for applications is January 22, 2018.

January 10, 2018

EDGS Graduate Lecture Series

The EDGS Graduate Lecture Series has returned for the winter quarter on Tuesday, January 16 at 3 PM.

January 9, 2018

Research Computing Workshops

Research Computing Services and Northwestern University Libraries will be offering a variety of workshops during the winter quarter on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses, as well as providing access to online training. There is no cost to attend most of these workshops, but registration is required. Visit the workshop series website for more details and to register.

January 9, 2018

NCA January Programming

Sign up for NCA's January career workshops! All of the following events are open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

January 9, 2018

Northwestern's English Language Programs and Linguistic department spoke at the 2018 Linguistic Society of America meeting

Julia Moore, Director of English Language Programs (ELP), and Matthew Goldrick, Linguistics Department Chair, served on a six-member panel at the 2018 Linguistic Society of America meeting in early January.

January 9, 2018

Northwestern Career Advancement presents: Two-day Winter 2018 Internship & Job Fair

Meet employers in a variety of industries over two days. Different employers will attend each day, hiring for both internships and full-time opportunities.

January 8, 2018

TGS's Attorney Winter Dates

TGS's Attorney for students, Arthur Corbin, is available to meet with students on both campuses.

January 8, 2018

Winter Happy Hour with GSA

Join fellow grad students for a Winter Happy Hour at World of Beer to celebrate the new year!

January 8, 2018

Chateaubriand Fellowship - Call for Applications 2018-2019

The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications for 2018-2019 is now open.

January 8, 2018

Plant-It Purple Plant Giveaway

Stop by and grab a houseplant from Plant-It Purple on January 22 from 2-4 PM in Hogan G-160.

January 8, 2018

Summer Research Funding Opportunity: Applications due March 2 for Dissertation Proposal Development Program

Second or third year Humanities and qualitative Social Science doctoral students who are prepared to research and write their dissertation prospectus or research funding proposal/fellowship application in summer 2018 are encouraged to apply!

January 5, 2018

HLTH Conference Accepting Papers

HLTH is a new conference driving disruptive innovation in healthcare, and the Academic Discoveries program will showcase the work of innovators and researchers who are creating the next generation of healthcare. They are accepting papers through January 31.

January 5, 2018

Register Now for Winter Quarter Cross-Disciplinary Writing Workshops

Now's the time to reserve your spot in the six cross-disciplinary writing workshops held this quarter.

January 5, 2018

Book Your Winter Quarter Graduate Writing Place Appointments Now

Now's the time to start reserving appointments for winter quarter. Appointments are available on Evanston campus, Chicago campus, or online if you are no longer in-residence.

January 5, 2018

MSLCE Speaker Event - Deana Haggag, President & CEO, United States Artists

The MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program is excited to present a speaker event with Deana Haggag, President and CEO of United States Artists, on January 11, 5:15 PM

January 5, 2018

Register for the MLK Day of Service at Gale Community Academy

Join Northwestern students and staff for a large-scale service project to transform learning spaces at Gale Community Academy on January 15.

January 4, 2018

Explore Chicago Winter Quarter!

Our Explore Chicago Winter Quarter event will be tickets to Broadway in Chicago’s Stephen Karam’s The Humans. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, January 16 at 9 AM.

January 4, 2018

Pursuit Award Nominations Due February 2

The Pursuit Award is an international award that recognizes outstanding achievements in childhood disability research by current PhD students and those who have defended their PhD thesis in the last year. Current PhD students (no more than 6 months away from defense), post-doctoral trainees or recent graduates may apply.

January 4, 2018

Master of Science in Law Program Information Session

The Master of Science in Law degree (MSL) at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law arms STEM professionals with the tools they need to succeed in today’s innovative economy. They are holding information sessions in the coming months for all interested candidates.

January 4, 2018

Remembering CC DuBois

After a battle with brain cancer, TGS alumna Cynthia (CC) DuBois passed away on January 3. We are deeply saddened by this great loss to our graduate community.

January 4, 2018

Spotlight on Dana Bozeman, Associate Director of Student Engagement

Associate Director of Student Engagement Dana Bozeman has worked with graduate student populations for over eight years. Although she originally planned to start her career in human resources, she quickly found that her passion resided within the student affairs track.

January 3, 2018

Health Policy Research Scholars Application Opens January 12

Health Policy Research Scholars is looking for second-year, full-time doctoral students from any and all disciplines—as diverse as economics, political science, psychology, architecture, transportation, sociology, and environmental health—who want to apply a health policy lens to their research to advance health and equity in their communities.

January 2, 2018

Holiday Message from Dean Woodruff

Happy holidays from the Dean of The Graduate School